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Medioevo italiano. I film del 1972 Il Medioevo erotico-boccaccesco


1972, regia di Pasquale Festa Campanile


Scheda: Nazione: Italia - Produzione: Filmes - Distribuzione: Titanus - Soggetto (dalla commedia cinquecentesca del cardinale B. Dovizi da Bibbiena): Gianfranco Clerici - Sceneggiatura: Gianfranco Clerici, Ottavio Jemma, Pasquale Festa Campanile - Fotografia: Silvano Ippoliti - Montaggio: Gianmaria Messeri - Scenografia: Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni - Musiche: Gianni Ferrio - FormatoPanoramica Eastmancolor - Durata: 103' (80').

Cast: Agostina Belli, Lando Buzzanca, Salvo Randone, Cesare Gelli, Barbara Bouchet, Giusi Raspani Dandolo, Maria Grazia Spina, Mario Scaccia, Franco Fantasia, Roberto Antonelli, Ignazio Leone, Toni Ucci, Giuliana Calandra.



Trama e commenti: - - - - «Lidio, che ha trascorso una settimana alla gogna per essersi approfittato di donne altrui, compresa la moglie del duca Ferruccio, scommette con questi che avrà anche la giovane moglie del vecchio Calandro, Fulvia, detta Calandria, tanto incredibilmente ingenua e tranquilla quanto il marito è bramoso e inefficiente. Sostituitosi ad Aurora, una prostituta chioggiotta ingaggiata dalla laida suocera...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: - - IMDb: «You can tell this movie is set in the middle ages by the nerve-wrecking choir chanting la-la-la over the credits, a theme that returns all through the film and actually makes some sort of sense if you make it all the way to the end. Not that this makes it any less annoying. Another flabbergasting film trick director Pasquale Festa Campanile uses several times (starting with the first scene) is a lack of anything else but music on the soundtrack in key scenes: the actors' mouths are moving, but nothing's coming out. This happens three times over the course of "La Calandria" and may be to emphasis the importance of these scenes, or else it's just there to cover up some unfunny dialog. Lando Buzzanca stars as Lidio, caught in the act by Barbara Bouchet's jealous husband and sentenced to be put in the scaffolding. Then the dialog kicks in. Luckily he has a sidekick to take care of little things like feeding him, keeping his hair tidy and giving him a shave). After a passionate speech, the notorious medieval wife-magnet is freed by his captor to settle a bet that soon finds him back on his adulterous ways, out to add young Fulvia (Agostina Belli), trophy wife of the Duke of Ferruccio to his list of conquests. Robbing a governess on the way, he arrives at the Duke's dressed in drag and introduces himself as Madonna Aurora. Now believe me: Lando is a handsome guy, but he makes for a dog ugly woman. And that's an insult to dogs everywhere. But guess what: the old man immediately falls for Aurora, the new Lady in Waiting. Soon 'La Callandria' is sowing the young maidens clothes and scrubbing her back while furiously waving a fan while Fulvia prances around in various states of undress. It's the kind of story Benny Hill based half his material on...».




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